Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, some people experience side effects from CBD. These are typically mild and fade within a few minutes to a few hours after taking CBD. Here are some side effects you may experience from CBD and hemp products:
- Dry mouth
- Digestive discomfort
- Temporary dizziness
- Low blood pressure
If you experience side effects, we suggest reducing your dose. However, if your side effects continue or worsen, stop use and reach out to our team of CBD experts as well as your healthcare provider for guidance. Remember, you should always consult your pharmacist before taking CBD with prescription medications.
Yes! CBD can be a great choice to ease the minds of little ones and help keep hyperactive animals calm, cool, and collected. CBD isolate is typically preferred for children so they don’t experience psychoactive effects from trace amounts of THC, but broad spectrum CBD blends are used as well. Full spectrum CBD is safe for pets, though, as a stronger formula can better relieve pain and anxiety that is often seen in our furry pals. When in doubt, ask your pediatrician or vet for advice!
CBD itself typically doesn’t show up on a standard drug test. However, the complexity of this question lies in the details.
There are four main types of CBD products:
- Full-Spectrum: Contains all the cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, including less than 0.3% THC. This might contain enough THC to trigger a positive drug test.
- Broad-Spectrum: Contains multiple cannabinoids naturally found in the cannabis plant, but doesn’t contain THC.
- CBD Isolate: Contains only CBD and no THC.
- CBD Hemp Extract: Contains a blend of whole-food nutrients from the entire hemp plant. This includes CBD and trace amounts of THC.
Drug tests are typically looking for THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis, not CBD. So CBD itself won’t show up on a drug test, but trace amounts of THC could. It’s important to remember that all products derived from hemp may contain traces of THC. Sometimes those trace amounts are sufficient to show up on a test.
Here are some factors to consider:
- Sensitivity of the Test: The sensitivity of the drug test matters. Some tests might be more sensitive to THC and can detect even tiny amounts.
- Cross-contamination: There’s a possibility that CBD products could be contaminated with THC if processed in a facility that also handles THC products.
- Mislabeling: Some companies have sold CBD products that contain more THC than indicated on the label. That is why we are so committed to third-party testing and our Certificates of Analysis that prove our products are within the required limits. You can check out our COA’s here.
- Body Metabolism: THC metabolites can stay in your system for a long time. Even if you consume a small amount of THC, it may build up over time and become detectable.
If you’re concerned about passing a drug test, we recommend that you opt for our CBD isolate or broad-spectrum products. However, remember that while these precautions can reduce the risk, they can’t eliminate it entirely. If a drug test is a significant concern, it might be best to avoid CBD products or speak to your employer. For a more in-depth answer, be sure to read our article on this topic.